3 die in two separate road crashes in Cumilla

At least three people were killed in separate road accidents in Burichang and Debidwar upazilas on Friday, police said.

In Burichang, two motorcyclists were killed in a road accident on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Nazira Bazar area of the upazila on Friday.

The deceased were identified as Morshed Alam, son of Khorshed Alam of Burichang upazila and Anand, son of Latif Miah of the same area.

The accident occurred around 1.15 pm as their motorcycle collided with an unidentified long-haul vehicle heading towards Chattogram. Both of them fell off the bike and died on the spot, said police sources.

Mainamati Highway Police have recovered the bodies and seized the motorcycle, said the sources.

In Debidwar, an auto-rickshaw driver was killed after his vehicle collided with a truck at Kalikapur area of Jafarganj in Debidwar upazila on Friday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Alamgir, a resident of Koralpara in Fatehabad union of Debidwar upazila.

The accident occured place on Comilla-Sylhet regional highway when the truck collided with the auto-rickshaw around 4pm, leaving Alamgir dead on the spot, said Arifur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Debidwar Police Station.

The OC said “during my patrolling, I found a Dhaka bound truck hit a tree and fell on the side of the road. The driver of the autorickshaw was stuck under the wheel of the truck. When I went the spot, the man was alive then. Despite many attempts, I could not get out from under the wheels. He died shortly afterwards. Later I called the fire service”.

However, the truck driver managed to flee the scene” he said.

After completion of due legal process, the body will be handed over to the family, the OC added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh